Learn a traditional Dorset craft in the lovely woodland setting which inspired the writer Thomas Hardy.
This workshop will be run by Anna McDowell (from Henrys Buttons) who will share her creative flare with attendees to create their own traditional Dorset Buttons. The Dorset Button ‘cottage’ industry affected the lives of hundreds of families in Dorset for more than 200 years. Like a number of heritage crafts and skills, designs were passed down from generation to generation.
Anna’s workshop will see those traditional skills yet again passed around our community and you will create unique buttons in the comfort of a modern, spacious visitor centre with lots of natural light.
Anna was commissioned to create the buttons for Bathsheba (Carey Mulligan ) dresses in the latest adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd. Using original methods Anna combines contemporary materials and designs to help keep the tradition of Dorset Buttons alive.
Set 3 miles east from Dorchester with an independent Café serving lunches and refreshments, free parking and wonderful setting let your creativity flow at Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre.
Workshop Price: £13.00 to include morning coffee plus £1:00 for materials direct to Anna
Spaces limited so Please book 01305 251228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop location: Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre DT2 8QH
Café details can be found at www.facebook.com/underthegreenwoodtreecafe/info/?tab=overview
Photo from Henrys Buttons http://www.henrysbuttons.co.uk/index.html
Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre www.dorsetforyou.com/article/416992/Visiting-Hardys-Birthplace